Arab League Head Nabil Elaraby 'What's Wrong with the Palestinians Appealing to the UN?'

Pro-democracy uprisings are continuing in the Middle East and the Palestinians could soon declare statehood. SPIEGEL spoke with Arab League General Secretary Nabil Elaraby about the Syrian regime's use of violence against protesters and how the US has failed to force Israel to negotiate in good faith.
A woman standing in front of portraits of Palestinians in Ramallah, part of a project by French street artist JR.

A woman standing in front of portraits of Palestinians in Ramallah, part of a project by French street artist JR.

Foto: MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/ REUTERS
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan